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of eyebrows in mexico where police are battling drug traffickers or as one vendor told the dallas morning news, we've lost too many people, and americans want to legalize pot? what are we dying for? that's a fair question, isn't it, professor dyson? >> it is a fair question. but the reality is the war on drugs as prosecuted in america has been a war on black and brown people. the war on drugs has not been to eradicate the basis of the war on drugs -- the basis of drug addiction which is the infusion in america, the infill ration tration of our borders with illicit drugs. it's been to crack down on those people who use a bit of marijuana and the like in order to relieve the misery of the public policies that, you know, conservatives and right wingers have put into play. that's a cheap shot but i thought i'd take it. the reality -- >> you certainly took it, sir. >> yes, sir. donald trump is too rich for me to give him any credit. he's got all the credit he needs. but the reality is this. the war on drugs has been deal tierous and destructive for african-american and latino people in this country
, and why dallas was so republican. he was trying to figure out politics to the very end of his life. he was working with the house judiciary committee on getting that civil rights bill through, using the cardinal in philadelphia, using boss dick daley in chicago to try to get some members there. he was working, working, working. it is a job, politics. it's an honor and it's a job. you got to do it, and i think the president would learn from this fellow jack kennedy. as gamerrous as this guy was, he was a worker bee when it comes to politics and i think the more the president spends time with members of congress on the hill, the more liberal as well as the more conservative, the more personal sometime he spends with those people the better shot he has at establishing a working relationship. it's not done by the telephone. you go the to meet, you got to get in the same room together. >> words of wisdom. words from history. chris matthews, as ever. thank you so much. >> you're a great colleague, sir. >> thank you, sir. >>> next, why team romney and republicans still don't get it. stay with
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